Friday, 26 October 2012

New Sheet Music This Week, 26th Oct 2012

At this time of year, new publications start to slow up a bit, but there are still plenty in the pipeline.

One of the instruments which suffers from a lack of good quality, interesting and above all inexpensive music is the French Horn.  Would you pay well over £20 for a book of studies?  Yikes!  Brass Wind Publications are trying to reverse that trend, almost single-handedly, and have published a number of new music books this year.  The latest is Philip Godfrey's Three Impromptus for Horn, which arrived this week.

At this time of year I get bombarded with lists of Christmas music from publishers, I can't put it all on the website so I pick and choose, trying to get something for every instrument.  So this week I also got Great Carols for F/Eb horn, which has a CD included too.  There really aren't too many carol books for horn.  I also got Great Carols for Flute, Oboe and Mallets, which has to be a first in music publishing!  Also looking to fill another gap, I got Great Carols for Bassoon, Trombone and Euphonium (TC and BC).  There aren't many carol books for bassoon either, so bassoonists get a raw deal at Christmas.

Other new sheet music this week:

Spectrum for Piano Duet(ABRSM)

Piping Down the Valleys Wild for flute (Brass Wind)

Mahler's Adagietto from the 5th Symphony for Organ (Suddeutscher Musikkverlag)

A new edition of Petr Eben's Musica Dominicalis for organ

Organ and Keyboard Music at the Salzburg Court 1500-1800 (Barenreiter)

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